A few days back I had written about Toto Series by this new age Indian publisher FunOkPlease. I got to read yet another gem by them – “366 words in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi & Kolkata”. Once again I have compelled myself to write my feedback about them. These guys definitely deserve a big shout out for their effort! Absolutely laudable and worth a mention. Undoubtedly their content is different and when I say different it’s actually different. Practical, innovative and engaging to the core. I can’t tell you how impressed I’m by this 366 words series.
‘366 words’ showcases some of the vibrant cities of India to its readers in a very creative and interesting way. Each book revolves around one city and presents the history, culture, food, festivals and important landmarks through beautiful illustrations. This book is meant for kids of any age group.
Younger kids (< 5 years): It can be used as a picture talk book to learn one new word each day.
Bit older kids (6-8 years): It can be used to help them learn and identify places and interesting facts about their city.
Older kids (> 8 years): It can be used as an informative and comprehensive guide of their city and surroundings.
Loaded with information, presented in style, these books have enough activities to keep your little ones engaged. Be it the ones like ‘find-the-objects-in-each-picture’ or ‘identify-the-images’ at the end of books, each page has been designed keeping kids of different age groups in mind.
Though the book does not mention it I must say that this book is not only meant for kids. Even grown-ups can get benefited from it easily. The first two pages on history and background of the city are so informative. Things like “how did Bengaluru get its name” or “how payasa combines all flavors of life in one single recipe” from ‘366 words in Bengaluru’ are some of the knowledge nuggets which I definitely loved to read.
In nutshell, this series is a must if you’re looking to enrich your kid’s knowledge about your city. In fact, as per me, it would be interesting if schools in their curriculums can include such books. I read all four in their series and I think I can safely say that I have not come across any similar Indian book that presents such important insights in such a fun way. Loved it and strongly recommend it to parents in my network. It’s one of those must-have books for your junior’s library. Do check out more about their new collection here.